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Our 4x4 tyre range section covers economy to high performance brands, in all terrain, mud terrain and highway 4x4 tyres patterns.  We stock all popular brands of 4x4 tyres like Maxxis, Cooper, Bridgestone and many more. For assistance please call us on 01159 940 900, or alternatively live chat or message us & we will be glad to help!

You can browse our 4x4 tyre range using our tyre finder below, simply enter the size details and filter the results to refine your search. Not all of our 4x4 tyres are currently listed so if you cannot find the tyre you need please contact us for help on 01159 940 900, or live chat or email the Big Tyres Team. If you have a better deal elsewhere on your 4x4 tyres please let us know so we can do all we can to help save you as much time & money as possible! 

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How do I Read my 4x4 Tyre Size?

Most 4x4 tyre sizes are written in one of two ways, either something similar to 285/57R16, or as a format like 31X10.50R15. These two size markings are explained below:

Example 1:  285/75R16, 255/55R18, 285/35R22

The first number is the tyre WIDTH in mm, the second number after the '/' is the tyre PROFILE of the tyre (height of the sidewall expressed as a percentage of the width), and the third number is the RIM diameter in inches. The 'R' when present within the size, means the tyre is of RADIAL construction, and most 4x4 tyres are Radial construction. So a 285/75R16 tyre is 285mm wide (WIDTH), has a PROFILE of 75% (side walls are 75% of 285mm, is of RADIAL construction and fits a 16 inch rim (RIM SIZE is 16"). 

Example 2:  31X10.50R15, 35X12.50R1537X13.50R20

It is common for 4x4 tyres to be marked up in this manner. The first number is the tyre HEIGHT in inches, the second number after the 'X' is the tyre WIDTH in inches, the 'R' tells us it a tyre of RADIAL construction, and the final number is the RIM dimeter of the tyre in inches. So a 31X10.50R15 tyre would be 31 inches tall, and be 10.5 inches wide, be of Radial construction and fit on a 15 inch rim.

For more information on understanding other different tyre sizes please read our full Tyre Size Guide.

  

Types of 4x4 Tyres

OEM

Tyres that are fitted to new vehicles made by the manufacturer are usually 80% Road 20% Off road biased. As an increasing number of SUV's being bought are used for predominantly road use, it makes sense for manufacturers to fit this type of tyre. It gives refined and comfortable performance when driving on the road, and also offers limited ability in mild off road conditions, if the driver decides to drive off the beaten track or across a field for example.

Mud Terrain

Mud Terrain

Mud terrain tyres are usually 80% off road to 20% road biased. These tyres are designed for serious off-roaders. Mud terrain patterns have large gaps between its lugs, sort of like tractor tyres, these provide maximum grip and traction off the road, and if you're looking to use your 4x4 on off road conditions, a mud terrain tyre can't be beaten. However on road performance does suffer, due to the large gaps between the tread lugs, in particular wet breaking distances are significantly longer, so mud terrain tyres are not recommended if you cover significant mileage on the road.

All Terrain

All Terrain Tyre

All Terrain is a mixture of both an off road tyre and a on road tyre, becoming 50% Off Road and 50% Road biased, All terrain is the perfect option for the 4x4 owner who wants to use their vehicle on and off the road. A classic 50/50 tyre is an optional fitment on some new vehicles, but is usually bought by the 4x4 owner who uses their vehicle on a daily vasis. Some people even choose to use this type of tyre on the road because of its harder tread compound, which provides maximum longevity.

High Performance/Highway

High Performance Tyres

High performance tyres are the tyres that more sporty, high performance SUV's use, such as the BMW X5 and the Porsche Cayenne. These tyres are very similar to high performance car tyres. They provide levels of grip and road holding that you would normally associate with a high performance car. These tyres are intended for 95% road use, and will not provide much traction at all if you choose to leave the road.

 

Speed and Load Indexes

A tyre's Speed Index is the maximum safe speed of the tyre: this is represented with a letter from the very slow (A1) to the very fast (Y and beyond). The Load Index is the maximum weight that the tyre can safely support. This is represented by a number: the higher this number is the more weight the tyre can carry. It is imperative for the safety of the vehicle and its occupants that tyres with high enough Speed and Load Indexes are chosen. To find out more about Speed and Load Indexes and all other tyre markings, have a look at our Tyre Size Guide

  

Popular & Trusted 4x4 Tyre brands

A wide range of tyres from many manufacturers are available, including many popular and well regarded brands such as MaxxisCooper and Bridgestone, ensuring that whatever application you need your tyres for, you will be getting quality tyres.

Maxxis


Maxxis tyres are known and trusted by billions of customers around the world, Maxxis offers high-quality tyre products for 4x4's, cars and light trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs, trailers, karts, and lawn and garden care. 

Maxxis utilise the most advanced manufacturing equipment and engineering facilities in the industry. Only after extensive professional evaluation does a product go into production.

Wherever you go Maxxis rise to the occasion with a robust range of tyres that perform whatever the conditions. As the going gets tough Maxxis gets going.

Cooper


As a global competitor with a primary focus in the replacement tire industry, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, together with its affiliates, subsidiaries and joint ventures, has manufacturing facilities on three continents, sales and distribution networks around the world, and products that meet and exceed the demands of the world’s most dynamic markets.

Cooper Tyres are a smart, innovative company capable of connecting in consumer and specialty markets around the world. Cooper provides a full line of tires to meet the needs of virtually all consumers from everyday motorists to the most demanding high-performance, off-road and motorsport enthusiasts.

Bridgestone


Bridgestone tyres, founded in 1931 in Japan, is now a household name when it comes to getting people from A to B. And rightly so. The company makes tyres for nearly everything that moves on wheels. They are Japan's biggest tyre manufacturer. In 1988 they purchased The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company - an American manufacturer with a good reputation and its own distinct history.

This led to Bridgestone to becoming one of the world’s biggest tyre and rubber companies. They have since then created a global team dedicated to producing the highest levels of quality, service and technology.


4x4 Tyre Ply Rating

A Ply Rating is a measure of a tyre's strength, indicating the maximum load that the 4x4 tyre can safely carry. Tyres with a higher ply rating carry more weight but cost more due to their superior construction and the extra materials used. The exact carrying capacity of 4x4 tyre can vary by axle, speed, pattern, pressure and manufacturer. Tyre manufacturers often provide detailed information: please check the Technical Link of a product or Contact Us for more information. 

 

Storing 4x4 Tyres

Storing your 4x4 tyres correctly when on the machine or stacked as spares is important in extending their life time and ensuring they remain safe and continue to function as they should. General advice is to keep your 4x4 tyres our of heat and direct sunlight, as it can dry out the rubber and cause cracking. When leaving a machine unused for a long period try to jack the machine up to take some weight off the tyres to avoid misshaping them. Other advice to follow is to keep them away from liquids like petrol, oil and grease so not to deteriorate the rubber compounds. 

 

Buying 4x4 Tyres Online

Buying 4x4 tyres online might be new to some people, but it makes a lot of sense. Traditionally tyres are bought from your local tyre supplier in your area, which means you are relying on their stock, pricing, expertise and customer service. By using Big Tyres (a Nottingham based UK company) you using a national tyre supplier, whose only business is in supplying tyres, tubes, wheels and fitting. We have key accounts with main manufactures to offer you the best prices, carry millions of pounds worth of stock, can access any 4x4 tyre not in stock by going direct to access manufactures stock, are up to date with all the new tyre news regarding brands, patterns and offers in the market place, and have a dedicated team of customer service staff. We often provide free shipping and next day delivery and are open to talk with you by phone, email or live chat.

 

4x4 Tyre News

For the latest 4x4 tyre news, advancements and also a little fun, visit our Twitter Page and follow @bigtyres_co_uk or visit and like our Facebook Page. Why not also check our the Big Tyres Blog for educational articles and the latest industry information. We also send out a monthly Big Tyres Newsletter that often has discount codes and news of our latest sales and offers to save you money on your 4x4 Tyres.